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  1. Fed unlikely to give storm victims and traders a safe haven

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the US Federal Reserve is highly unlikely to continue to raise interest rates when its board meets on September 20 and will instead hold short-term interest rates steady at 3.5 per cent. ... to a big turnaround in market expectations and traders rushed to revise their positions, bidding short-term US dollar interest-rate futures sharply higher (because of the way futures markets work, ...

  2. Fed lifts interest rate to 1.5pc

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US Federal Reserve raised its short-term interest rate to 1.5 per cent from 1.25 per cent overnight, reaffirming its commitment to raise the cost of borrowing at a 'measured' pace in line with the health of the US economy. The move was expected by global markets despite a series of weaker-than-expected economic indicators in recent weeks that has prompted concerns ...

  3. Speculator in probe commits suicide in Beijing

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen and Woods Lee in Beijing Wei Dong, one of the mainland's best known stock market speculators, has committed suicide after being linked to an ongoing investigation involving senior government officials. Securities industry sources said Wei j ...

  4. Xingye Copper seeks global fame

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... goal for us,' chairman Hu Changyuan said. 'We hope our brand will be recognised internationally. To be a listed company is our long-term goal. If we fail this time, we will try again ...

  5. Watchdog promotes two and hires one

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has promoted two internal staff at the Securities and Futures Commission as executives, partly easing the recent flight of the watchdog's management team. Keith Lui Kei-kwong, senior director of super ...

  6. Tai Fook expansion put on hold

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last year unveiled a campaign to relaunch its wealth management business, with plans to hire Elsa Pau, one of the industry's most colourful figures, to spearhead the division. 'We will continue to develop wealth management business, but we will adjust our expectation of its contribution to the group's overall profit,' Mr Wong said. Tai Fook had underestimated the time ...

  7. Australian expert will aid agency

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Australian regulator Ian Johnston will join the Securities and Futures Commission next month as an adviser to the chairman's office in what is viewed as an attempt to staunch the brain drain afflicting the regulatory agency. Sources say Mr ...

  8. Mainland investors decide to stay away from equities

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan Negative sentiment spills into the new year despite assurances from regulators to boost markets The majority of China's stock investors say they have given up on the domestic markets as the declines of last year have carried on into the n ...

  9. False advertisements bring fine

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) yesterday announced that it had reprimanded Bright Smart Securities International and its managing director Peter Yip Mow-lum, and fined each $50,000, for publishing false and misleading advertisemen ...

  10. Brokers bleed amid stock downturn

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... its asset worth plunge to a negative 175 million yuan during the six-month period, as it chalked up losses totalling 265 million yuan alone from its business of managing financial assets ... Chinese firms now opt to list overseas, cutting back securities firms' underwriting business.' The weak sentiment has compelled brokerages to either reduce trading hall areas ...




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